Winter Blues ….

There is only one heartbeat in this house who still has any love for the cold, snow and winter in general.  And she has 4 legs. 

Meadow_Loves Winter

I need to channel Miss Meadow’s love of the outdoors, embrace the cold knowing that it has to leave eventually and go outside and run.  I promised myself that I’d run outside this weekend and I’m already trying to figure out how to avoid it.  Normally, I’m all about the winter running.  NOT.THIS.YEAR.  I’ve turned into a total wimp.  A very soft & squishy wimp who hasn’t been running much at all.  I should be ashamed but the bottom line is that my foot needed a break anyhow.  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.  Smile

But I’m going OUTSIDE to run this weekend.  I promise.  I need to get out of the house.  I need to run.  I need to get reacquainted with the winter weather because it feels like it will never leave.  So who’s going with me?

If You Wait For Perfect Conditions

Beware, if you live within a 50 mile radius of Auburn, IN then I may beg hit you up to go running with me.

As a reminder to myself, I’m going back and read a couple of my previous post about running in the winter.  It’s like research as I try to gain courage to suit up to go outdoors.  Here are a few links if you feel like YOU might also need some courage to get out the door.

Okay, I think I’m ready.  I’m going to try to run outside BOTH days this weekend.  Yep, Saturday & Sunday.  That’s the plan.  I’ll layer up and make it happen! 

If you need MORE motivation, sign up for a race.  I currently have a giveaway going for the Sunburst Races Marathon & Half HERE.  I still have a 30% off discount code for the Marion Rotary Marathon For Shoes, code is:  MARION201515.  AND I have a 10% off discount code for any Spartan Race in the country, code is:  SPARTANBLOGGER. 

** I’m Going to Kick the Winter Blues ** Amanda – TooTallFritz

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Sunburst Races Marathon (or Half) Giveaway – 2015

It’s that time again, let’s start thinking about the spring and early summer marathon calendar!  I know that most of us have been in a major rut with this nasty weather but that’s about to end.  What better way to motivate yourself and refocus but to sign up for a race?  How about one of my favorites, the Sunburst Races Marathon & Half?  I just signed up for the marathon and hope to see a lot of friendly faces out on course with me. 

Sunburst Marathon Start

The Sunburst Marathon & Half is on June 6, 2015.  That is 99 days away.  Plenty of time to train and be ready to RUN South Bend!  The event offers a variety of races over the weekend and pulls a great crowd to downtown South Bend.  It’s a fun atmosphere and there are events for the entire family.  The race starts in the downtown area, weaves thru town, along the river walk, and thru some nice neighborhoods where the residents come out in force with food, water, sprinklers, music and create a supportive environment for all runners.  This is definitely a race where the community is behind the event!   And the river walk is breathtaking!

South Bend River Walk

The races finishes on the beautiful Notre Dame campus where there is a big after party with lots of food and fun so that you can await the finish of friends and family.  Check out the Sunburst Races Marathon & Half website and figure out which event you want to run for 2015!

Sunburst had generously offered to giveaway ONE free entry to the Sunburst Races.  The entry is to the race of your choosing! Join me in South Bend on June 6th and see why so many people love this race!  Giveaway starts right now and will run until Thursday, March 5th at 9am when I will draw the winner via a Random Number Generator.

To be eligible for the giveaway, you MUST comment below.  You can earn a second entry to the giveaway by liking the Sunburst Races Facebook page HERE, just let me know in the comments section so I can credit you with an extra entry.   Good luck!!

Not required for this giveaway but please feel free to follow along via Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram for everything TooTallFritz!

** Happy Running ** Amanda – TooTallFritz